Research

My research focusses on consumption/savings behavior particularly how behavioral tendencies at microeconomic household level impact broader, macroeconomic trends. Currently, my research is bifurcated, focussing on how individual savings rates can be improved by financial services innovations, and how today’s consumption/savings behavior may have future generational welfare implications as society skews older. A list of my current projects and links to available working papers and slides is below.

Working Papers

 

w/ Bill Bednar (CMU-Tepper). “Structural Transformation and the Shifting Age Distribution.” Working Paper, 2018.

w/ Finn Kydland (UCSB/CMU-Tepper). “The Cost of Caring: Aggregate Burdens of an Aging Population.” Working Paper, 2018.

w/ Alan Montgomery (CMU-Tepper) and Christopher Olivola (CMU-Tepper). “A Dynamic Structural Model of Mental Accounting.” Working Paper, 2017.

w/ Alan Montgomery (CMU-Tepper) and Christopher Olivola (CMU-Tepper). “Evidence of Mental Accounting from Credit Card Expenditure on Durable and Non- Durable Items.” Working Paper, 2017.

 

Conference Presentations

 

Marketing Science, 2017. Los Angeles, CA. “A Dynamic Structural Model of Mental Accounting.”